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Garemani Family collection of Persian and Arabic manuscripts and books
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  • Restrictions on Access
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  • Provenance/Source of Acquisition
  • Preferred Citation
  • Processing Note
  • UCLA Catalog Record ID
  • Scope and Content
  • Organization and Arrangement

  • Contributing Institution: UCLA Library Special Collections
    Title: Garemani Family collection of Persian and Arabic manuscripts and books
    Identifier/Call Number: LSC.0453
    Physical Description: 1.5 Linear Feet (3 boxes)
    Date (inclusive): circa 1514-1899
    Abstract: The collection consists of Persian and Arabic printed works and manuscripts dating from approximately 1514-1899. Subjects include history, literature, medicine, mathematics, diplomatics, theology, and poetry.
    Physical Location: Stored off-site. All requests to access special collections material must be made in advance using the request button located on this page.
    Language of Material: Materials are in Arabic and Persian.

    Restrictions on Access

    Open for research. All requests to access special collections materials must be made in advance using the request button located on this page.

    Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

    Property rights to the physical objects belong to UCLA Library Special Collections. All other rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.

    Provenance/Source of Acquisition

    Gift of Noyan and Homa Garemani, 2004.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Garemani Family collection of Persian and Arabic manuscripts and books (Collection 453). UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA.

    Processing Note

    Processed by Ali Anooshahr with assistance from Laurel McPhee in the Center for Primary Research and Training (CFPRT), Winter 2005.
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    UCLA Catalog Record ID

    UCLA Catalog Record ID: 9953992723606533 

    Scope and Content

    The collection consists of nineteen Iranian manuscripts and three rare printed works, dating from the late Safawid to the late Qajar periods. The subjects of the items vary from science and medicine to history, literature, religion, and grammar. Of particular scholarly interest is a rare Persian translation of an unidentified Turkish commentary on Maulana Jalal al-Din Rumi's Maṣnavῑ, and an original Persian-language biography on Napolean Bonaparte. Published works have been included in the finding aid; in addition, full catalog records for these books can be found in the UCLA Library online catalog by performing a keyword search on the phrase, "Noyan Garemani collection" in the UCLA Library catalog.

    Organization and Arrangement

    Arranged in the following series:
    1. Books, 1873-1911 (Box 1).
    2. Manuscripts, ca. 1514-1899 (Boxes 1-3).

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Civilization, Arab -- Archives.
    Arabic literature -- 1801 -- Archives.
    Arabic literature -- 1258-1800 -- Archives.
    Jalal al-Din Rumi, Maulana